What is Changing Horizons?
The primary focus of Changing Horizons is to raise the aspirations of young people and their families in line with the Prime Minister’s ambition “to make Britain a country that works for everyone not just the privileged few”.
Evidence shows that a young person who has four or more encounters with an employer is 86% less likely to be unemployed or not in education or training, and can earn up to 22% more during their career.
This event involves bringing together up to 500 young people in areas of low social mobility, local employers, educational establishments, the voluntary sector and Civil Service Departments, with a view to:
What is Social Mobility?
Social mobility is defined as the relationship between our starting point in life and where we end up as adults, usually in relation to income, occupation and status. The Social Mobility Index ranks Liverpool as one of the lowest 50 areas of social mobility in the country – 274 out of 324 Local Authorities.
Social mobility is defined as the relationship between our starting point in life and where we end up as adults, usually in relation to income, occupation and status.
Where and when will the event take place?
St George’s Hall, Liverpool – Wednesday 1 May 2019
We need your Organisation’s support in running the event on the day. Last year the enthusiasm and commitment of over 50 Employers, 3rd Sector, Youth and Educational Organisations and cross government volunteers provided positive role models for the young people taking part.
The experience helped employers by;
Make an Impact!
This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase your Organisation and the amazing work it does on a day-to-day basis. Your input to this event will help to inspire pupils to think big about their futures and could make a significant difference to their engagement in learning.
All of us can have a positive impact on young people’s lives – here’s what some of our volunteers from Changing Horizons in 2017 and 2018 enjoyed about the day:
“Seeing my group of year 9 pupils’ confidence grow. Tapping into their minds and enabling them to realize it was ok to think big and to aim higher. My group were exactly what the day was all about - they were uninspired and bored on arrival and left chatting, happy, inspired and confident. Amazing!”
“I would say being able to do it more often and reach more children would be fantastic.”
Seeing an immediate impact I was having on people's lives, which I don't get in my 'day job'.”
“The most rewarding aspect was feeling like I had actually made a difference. Encouraging the children to talk about their aspirations and recognise their skills was lovely and it could clearly be seen how inspired they were.”
“This event has been the best of its kind in the area for engaging with and inspiring young people. Since the event we have helped two students into Saturday jobs with local employers – evidence of the impact you have had”
For further information or to register your interest please contact Matt Dillon by calling 07909 892 164 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org